• The "Leather Bottle" Cobham
    The "Leather Bottle" Cobham
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bottle put into bottles "bottle the mineral water"
    • v bottle store (liquids or gases) in bottles
    • n bottle a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
    • n bottle a vessel fitted with a flexible teat and filled with milk or formula; used as a substitute for breast feeding infants and very young children
    • n bottle the quantity contained in a bottle
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Old Parlour of the "Leather Bottle." The Old Parlour of the "Leather Bottle."
Glass wine bottles unearthed at Jamestown ranging in date from 1640 to 1690. Thousands of fragments of these bottles have been recovered Glass wine bottles unearthed at Jamestown ranging in date from 1640 to 1690. Thousands of fragments of these bottles...
And Thar's the Very Bottle And Thar's the Very Bottle
Forms of jar-shaped bottles Forms of jar-shaped bottles
Engraved bottle: Arkansas.--3/4 Engraved bottle: Arkansas.--3/4
Bottle: Tennessee.--1/3 Bottle: Tennessee.--1/3
Bottle: Arkansas.--1/3 Bottle: Arkansas.--1/3
Bottle: Arkansas.--1/2 Bottle: Arkansas.--1/2

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1884, Dr. Hervey D. Thatcher invented the milk bottle.
    • n Bottle A bundle, esp. of hay.
    • Bottle A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for holding liquids.
    • Bottle Fig.: Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in the bottle .
    • Bottle The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains; as, to drink a bottle of wine.
    • v. t Bottle To put into bottles; to inclose in, or as in, a bottle or bottles; to keep or restrain as in a bottle; as, to bottle wine or porter; to bottle up one's wrath.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Earl Dean developed the bottle design for Coca-Cola
    • n bottle A dwelling; a habitation: a word extant (as -bottle, -battle) only in some local English names, as Harbottle, Newbottle, Morbattle.
    • n bottle A hollow mouthed vessel of glass, wood, leather, or other material, for holding and carrying liquids. Oriental nations use skins or leather for this purpose, and of the nature of these wine-skins are the bottles mentioned in Scripture: “Put new wine into new bottles.” In Europe and North America glass is generally used for liquids of all kinds, but wine is still largely stored in skins in Spain and Greece. Small bottles are often called vials.
    • n bottle The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains: as, a bottle of wine or of porter.
    • bottle To put into bottles for the purpose of preserving or of storing away: as, to bottle wine or porter.
    • bottle To store up as in a bottle; preserve as if by bottling; shut in or hold back (colloq. “cork up”), as anger or other strong feeling: usually with up.
    • n bottle A quantity, as of hay or grass, tied or bundled up.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On a bottle of brandy VSOP stand for "Very Special Old Pale."
    • n Bottle bot′l a bundle of hay
    • n Bottle bot′l a hollow vessel for holding liquids: the contents of such a vessel: the habit of drinking
    • v.t Bottle to enclose in bottles
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  • Charles Dickens
    “Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Wine is bottled poetry.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common-sense.”
  • Susan Vass
    Susan Vass
    “I've been married so long, I am on my third bottle of Tabasco sauce.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.”


Blood is worth bottling - (AU) If an Australian says to you "Your blood is worth bottling", he/she is complimenting or praising you for doing something or being someone very special.
Let the genie out of the bottle - If people let the genie out of the bottle, they let something bad happen that cannot be put right or controlled.
Lose your bottle - (UK) If someone loses their bottle, they lose the courage to do something.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bote, botelle, OF. botel, bouteille, F. bouteille, fr. LL. buticula, dim. of butis, buttis, butta, flask. Cf. Butt a cask


In literature:

I feel the latent heat escaping, for the bottle is warm, and the fluid is changed to a solid white substance like chalk!
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
If I'd only stuck to a pipe, along with that bottle o' milk, look how high I'd 'a' been now!
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
Farther along stood a bureau upon the top of which were set several bottles.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
All the bottles were packed up, and our bottle was among them.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
It was like a company of flies in a bottle, and I was in the bottle with them; for I was their director.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Over a bottle of Albano's famous California "red ink" we sat silently.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
Brother John gave the first man three large bottles and one small bottleful of wine, and one large and three small empty bottles.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Withdraw the pipette from the bottle, replace the stopper, and stand the bottle upright.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Then I shall pitch the bottle of horrible draught overboard.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
A vaseline bottle or even an ink bottle will do.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John

In poetry:

He was a dark and swarthy man,
That uninvited guest;
A faded coat of bottle-green
Was buttoned round his breast.
"The Mysterious Visitor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And from everything a little remains.
Oh, open the bottles of lotion
and smoother
the cruel, unbearable odor of memory.
"Residue" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
There is full many a starving man,
That walks in bottle green,
But never more that hungry one
In Commons hall was seen.
"The Mysterious Visitor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then might all people well discern
The bottles he had slung;
A bottle swinging at each side,
As hath been said or sung.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
If often toward the bottled grape
My errant fancy fondly turns,
Remember, jeering jackanape,
I err in company with Burns.
"Erring In Company" by Franklin Pierce Adams
'Suddenly out went the lights
Without the slightest warning,
We all trooped out but not without
A bottle for the morning.
"Once each apiece all round" by Stanley Holloway

In news:

Indio Spirits of Portland, OR, has launched Snake River Stampede Whisky in a 1.75-L glass bottle that closely resembles an existing 750-mL Snake River Stampede Whisky bottle.
The men grabbed the bottle and when they pulled the cork out of the bottle, a genie appeared.
Now there's always the chance that our resort might be refilling those Grey Goose bottles with Señor Lopez and hoping we gringos won't notice, but I saw them crack the seal on plenty of bottles of brown liquor and some fine liqueurs .
The bottle's lion, a classic brand image for Tuaca, was redesigned as a thermochromic feature for the label on the limited-edition bottle.
Sage Stallone's Los Angeles apartment was strewn with more than 50 bottles of powerful prescription painkillers that could hold up to 30,000 pills — but most of the bottles were mysteriously empty.
The description on the bottle says: Madeira , Selected Rich, No 126, Bottled & Shipped by J.J.
Ecologic Brands eco.bottle molded -fiber bottles are available in 32-, 50- and 64-oz.
Carry a refillable water bottle instead of buying bottled water.
In this Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012, photo, bottles in the last run are prepared for crates at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Winona, Minn.
In this Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012, photo, Darvin Peterson loads glass bottles into a washer before they are filled up for the last time at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Winona, Minn.
Bottles in the last run are prepared for crates at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Winona, Minn.
Collecting Q&A: Selling One Bottle of Château Rouget 1947. Who would I contact to get information about auctioning off a bottle of Château Rouget 1947?—Arthur J.
Baltic Sea letter in a bottle: A 13-year-old boy found a 24-year-old letter in a bottle on a beach by the Baltic Sea and traced the letter back to it's surprised author.
We have about 50 bottles of hand soap, 18 bottles of laundry detergent and even more stored away in our home.
Soda Bottle Watering Well This simple water well attracts birds, it's inexpensive, and it keeps a plastic pop bottle out of the landfill.

In science:

Also oxygen free glasses as the chalcogenide or halide ones exists, as do polymer glasses which go under the house hold names of nylon, PVC bottles, or handywrap.
Formulation of thermodynamics for the glassy state: configurational energy as a modest source of energy
They are centerless except for Q = Z × Z or Z⋊Z (the fundamental group of the Klein bottle).
Seifert Manifolds
Those four hexagons are glued together along with their boundaries according to the standard action of the Weyl group S3 on the signs (ǫ1 , ǫ2 ), and the compactified manifold is topologically equivalent to a connected sum of two Klein bottles K .
Blow-ups of the Toda lattices and their intersections with the Bruhat cells
Gluing those octagons along their boundaries, we find that the compactified manifold ˜Z (γ )R is topologically equivalent to a connected sum of three Klein bottles K.
Blow-ups of the Toda lattices and their intersections with the Bruhat cells
Those polygons are glued to obtain the compactified manifold which is topologically equivalent to a sum of five Klein bottles.
Blow-ups of the Toda lattices and their intersections with the Bruhat cells